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"NELSON DUNLOP RODGER, who was born in 1893, served his apprenticeship with [[Vickers|Messrs. Vickers, Ltd]]., of Barrow-in-Furness, from 1904 to 1914, and concurrently attended classes at the Barrow Technical School.


After two years' further service with the firm as junior draughtsman he went to sea, and served as marine engineer in charge of watch, obtaining his First-class Board of Trade Certificate. He was then engaged for a period in the drawing office of [[Workman, Clark and Co|Messrs. Workman Clark and Company, Ltd]]., of Belfast, on the layout of the first electrically driven ship built in this country, in which he subsequently sailed, rising to be chief engineer.
From 1925 to 1928 he was employed as engineer surveyor to the [[Vulcan Boiler and General Insurance Co|Vulcan Boiler and General Insurance Company, Ltd]]., and during the next five years acted as inspector of boilers for the [[Wigan Coal and Iron Co]].
In 1933, he began a connection with [[BX Plastics|Messrs. B.X. Plastics, Ltd]]., of Manningtree, Essex, which was only terminated by his death on 21st June 1949. After filling the position of assistant chief engineer for five years he was promoted to be chief power engineer, with responsibility for all factory services and the control of the office staff as well as the entire personnel. Mr. Rodger had been an Associate Member of the Institution since 1943."
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Nelson Dunlop Rodger (1893-1949)


1950 Obituary [1]

"NELSON DUNLOP RODGER, who was born in 1893, served his apprenticeship with Messrs. Vickers, Ltd., of Barrow-in-Furness, from 1904 to 1914, and concurrently attended classes at the Barrow Technical School.

After two years' further service with the firm as junior draughtsman he went to sea, and served as marine engineer in charge of watch, obtaining his First-class Board of Trade Certificate. He was then engaged for a period in the drawing office of Messrs. Workman Clark and Company, Ltd., of Belfast, on the layout of the first electrically driven ship built in this country, in which he subsequently sailed, rising to be chief engineer.

From 1925 to 1928 he was employed as engineer surveyor to the Vulcan Boiler and General Insurance Company, Ltd., and during the next five years acted as inspector of boilers for the Wigan Coal and Iron Co.

In 1933, he began a connection with Messrs. B.X. Plastics, Ltd., of Manningtree, Essex, which was only terminated by his death on 21st June 1949. After filling the position of assistant chief engineer for five years he was promoted to be chief power engineer, with responsibility for all factory services and the control of the office staff as well as the entire personnel. Mr. Rodger had been an Associate Member of the Institution since 1943."


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